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of the hot topics between president obama and governor mitt romney health care and medicare. >> indeed. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to
station, ryan talked about what he called the unraveling of the obama administration's foreign policy. >> iran closer to a nuclear weapon, the russians are thwarting us every step of the world. people around the world sense america is weakening. when we project weakness abroad through the qirve indication of this administration, through the devastating defense cuts they're proposing, that means our enemies, our adversaries become more brazen. they're more willing to test us. >> congressman ryan also called the white house response to the consulate attack in libya, quote, slow and confused. >>> millions of americans will watch tonight's debate by some estimates maybe 50 million. it's in denver again at 9:00. it's just about one in five voters though who might be changing their vote based on what the candidates say in these debates. here's a look at a new poll from our partners at "u.s.a. today." it says 24% of people would call themselves obama voters say they could change their minds because of what happened in the presidential debates. it's 18% for people who identify themselves as r
obama at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. as susan mcginnis reports romney is now talking about a topic which never came up at wednesday night's debate. >> reporter: mitt romney now says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however, last night, romney told fox news -- >> reporter: romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that changed when he returned to the campaign trail. >> i almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsi
hiked as game changers but even last month the obama advisors were saying they expect mitt romney to get a big boost from the media and in the polls after wednesday night. is that what we should expect to see? >> it's amazing how both sides can fall over each other to say nice things about each other right before the debate. i think the one and only time they'll say anything nice about each other. it's an interesting situation, for mitt romney, this debate is very important. he does need a game change. he's behind. there's time but time is running out so he needs to reverse momentum. for president obama, he needs to keep the momentum going. he wants to keep romney on the defense and that's what he's going to look to accomplish with the debate. >> it's going to be very tough. we're talking about the economy and the president has to answer that infamous question are we better off today than four years ago. seems like his advisors have even had problems answering that question. >> yeah. but at the same time he's definitely i think sort of turned the question into well, yes, we aren't better
today in virginia i can't president obama is out west making sure he has enough campaign money to make it through the final weeks. >> reporter: president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katy perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president also accused his opponent, mitt romney, of backing away from campaign promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to
president obama. just last month romney trailed obama by nine points. now he's pulled ahead. governor romney told cadets at the virginia military institute he'll strengthen america's defense as commander in chief. he says president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> governor romney said he would work to stabilize the new governments in libya and egypt and help armed syrian rebels trying to overthrow the assad regime. voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. >> we'll sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates nor their running mates served in the military. this is the first election where that's happened in 80 years. >>> 6:36 now. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine squared off in a debate last night. both men hoping to become virginia's next junior senator. throughout the debate, they each took shots at the other's past performance as governor. when it came t
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